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's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is new jersey democrat senator robert menendez. and in new york congressm
want to extrapolate, ali, from every experience in california. we voted for higher taxes in order to fund better education. and i think people are recognizing that fiscal sustainability has a newman rart and a deno, ma'minator. the numerator is about sustaining growth and paying debts. i think it's known that we need to establish both. it's not going to be a big jump, and i think richard is correct in reminding us this is a long haul, and let's focus on both the numerator and the denominator. >> the point steven has just made, and i will point out as well, you cannot have it both ways. you cannot remind us on the one hand that there is a $1.6 trillion deficit and on the other hand say we won't have tax raised. >> this is america. we've been doing that for 25 years. >> that's exactly the problem. you're going into the negotiations saying, ah, we've got to do something about it, but we won't raise tax rates. you can't do it. >> can i make a big point here, think about the cuts in tax and increases which did make t right? you look at the fiscal cliff. that's 7 trillion in ten years w
risk of everybody in the world? >> so i would extrapolate from our own experience here in california. we voted for higher taxes in order to fund better education. i think people are recognizing that fiscal sustainability has a num rater and a denominator. the denominator is about growth, making sure can you grow living stands ardz and pay off debt. i think the realization is coming in that we need to optimize both and i think that our politicians will slowly get that. it's not going to be a big jump. i think richard quest is correct in reminding us that this is a long haul. let's focus both on the num rater and the denominator. >> the point, stephen, has just made and mohammed points out as well, you cannot have it both ways. >> right. >> you cannot remind us on the one hand that there's a $1.8 trillion deficit. but then immediately say we won't have tax revenues raised. you cannot have your cake and eat it, too. >> this is america! we've been doing that for 25 years! >> i know! >> that's exactly the problem. you know, going into the negotiations saying ahh! we have to do something a
calls out of the blue of people who are stranded in places like california. they're asking, how can i get my vote in, i can't get back home? we give them the procedure and it seems to be working really well. there are hundreds of people who have been voting every day. we're open 8:30 to 4:30 today and tomorrow for anybody who can go to the county clerk and vote right there. >> is there an explanation as to how many people you think will not be able to vote who will not take advantage or not be able to take advantage of these new measures as a result of the storm? >> no, no one has figured out exactly how many. everybody is out there trying to get as many polling places open as possible, and the ones that we can't get open, we're moving them to another location and making sure there are signs, and people are trying to notify them through reverse 911. wherever we can, we're notifying as many people as possible where their new polling location is if we have to shut theirs down. >> so it sounds like you're pretty optimistic that all of those who were intending to vote will have the opport
not basically in iowa. >> reporter: matters how california looks and how nevada and virginia looks. >> right. >> it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in free fall, it is not. unemployment rate here is pretty darn good, 5.2%, the lowest in the country. the president won by ten points here in the last election, my question for you, sue, why isn't he locking it down? >> you know, we actually feel like we're locking it down, we have been locking it down for two years. >> i think she is selling you something, they are not locking it down. >> reporter: we found plenty of people in iowa who are not convinced. >> we can't sustain itself, you hear these big huge empires, countries are going bankrupt. it will be us. >> reporter: he doesn't think he has plans for the deficit. >> i don't think either side has plans for it. it becomes the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: kevin says he can't plan a 2013 budget and certainly can't hire. >> our customers are just slow. they're just not ordering. >> reporter: he says like him, they're frozen, waiting to see who wins the election and whethe
my expectation is you're going to see more and more of this. california tried it in 2010. was not successful. it will resurface in california. a lot more states will follow. >> they can get tax revenue from it. it's big money. >> big, big money. colorado and jeffrey marin is estimating colorado and washington will each bring in about $50 to $60 million in tax revenue and that's not only that. enforcement savings. $47 million you don't have to run down people. $74 million in colorado. $99 million being saved in washington. then as i was saying earlier there's all this potential tourism. denver, colorado. you have more -- >> the new amsterdam. >> in fact there's an area in denver that i did a lot of reporting from called ramsterdam. there's more dispensaries than starbucks. states are going to look at this much as many have looked at gambling and said hey maybe we can make some money. >> more pot than starbucks pap lot of what we hear about pot it's small business, individual farms. is it possible we could end up with big pot? >> you could. i mean, you think about the infr
? >> you know, they definitely want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the information that he has, obviously, would be valuable. and, in fact, in some cases they would say crucial. the other thing is there are allegations by some republicans that the timing of his stepping down and all of his scandal is connected to the investigation. now that is surmisal on their part. that's allegations. there certainly is a lot of interest in getting him up there to tell what he knows. >> jill dougherty, reporting live for us this morning. >>> it has been eight months since the president has held a news conference at the white house. as you know, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now.
of berkeley in california and also the first leader of international chiefs of police. right after the end of alcohol prohibition in the 1930s, he said that managing drugs in our community is an issue for health. it is not one to be solved through law enforcement. this is nothing new. there are many reasons to end marijuana prohibition in this country and i'm glad that voters in colorado and washington stepped forward. this has been on the president's plate ever since he's been in office and it's time for him to deal with it. >> you were on the front lines for many years in the war on drugs, but i understand a tragic accident of a fellow officer changed your life. is that when you decided that drugs should be legalized? >> that was the real turning point for me. matter of fact, just a few miles from where i sit here in washington, d.c., he was assassinated making an undercover drug buy working with the fbi. and that was the turning point for me. it made me really see how violent our community had become because of the prohibition of drugs like marijuana. and it's time -- >> are you in favo
two states in the nation actually explicitly permit pornography to be filmed, and that's california and new hampshire, of all places. >> so new hampshire would be the place where they would amscray? they would have a long flight. >> that's right. that's right. the industry does say that they would like to perhaps go to nevada, but nevada's state supreme court actually hasn't explicitly ruled that pornography can be filmed there. >> huh. so, ron, they want to -- the industry before it pulls up stakes and moves the entire, you know, show across the country, they want to actually sue about this ballot measure. my question is -- i'm not going to suggest for a moment that you know all the legal ins and outs, but do they have merit in actually launching a suit, and if they are successful, what does that mean to the voters of california who have said that they feel it's important to have a safe work environment? >> well, the porn industry says that, you know, this measure violates their first amendment rights to film -- to, you know, produce their film the way they want to. now, the aids a
states. it's not a surprise. california. the other two are florida and texas, which i found interesting. big population of veterans. >> texas is another big state. >> yeah, another big state. and the state with the highest percentage of veterans, i would have never have guessed this. >> highest percentage? >> highest percentage. the answer, alaska. 14%. >> like per capita? >> yeah, out of every 100 -- 14% of the population in alaska. there's one thing i want to remind everyone. president obama was talking about this. there are 3.5 million americans in this country who have disabilities due to their military service and they have different ratings on that in terms of their disabilities. but that's important for all of us to keep in mind. these are people whose disabilities stem from their service to the country. 3.5 million people like that. there are a lot more. during the conversation of ireport, we're celebrating the wisdom of veterans. >> extraordinary individuals who made ultimate sacrifices in so many different ways. all right, josh, thank you for that. >> you bet. >>> you heard so
people into jobs that are opening. there's a reason san diego, california is the human genome capital of the world. same deal, public, private, foundations, people working together. ever since the tea party took over the republican party -- >> boo! >> ever since the tea party took over the republican party, they say it's my way or the highway, we're right all the time. they've beat the distinguished republican senator from indiana, richard luger, their most important foreign policy spokesperson because he was attacked by his opponent for cooperating with president obama on national security. they're nominee actually said, i couldn't make this up, that his happiest day was when he was imposing his opinion on someone else and he wanted the people to send him to washington, so that he could have more partisanship in washington, d.c. now if you want it, you can have it. the people of indiana don't want it, congressman joe donnelly his opponent was ahead by 11 points in the most recent polls, you're going to change that. but it will all be for naught if you reward him by not electing presi
california to try to help new york clean up sandy. 69 vehicles from southern california were flown in from the west coast. they also sent generators and water pumps to help with clean-ups. the navy will be on stand by in case the state government asks for them help. and now, picking up the pieces from sandy. staten island is a 60 square mile portion of new york city and it suffered some of the worst devastation from the storm. 19 of the city's deaths happened on staten island and today, i toured some of the hardest hit areas and spoke with residents just beginning to pick up the piecing of their shattered lives. this is quincy avenue and you still can't get close to house number 845. that's where barbara and her son, christopher, barely survived the storm. >> we stayed 11 hour onss on the roof. we kept yelling help to everyone we see. nobody was coming. nobody. >> their neighborhood, destroyed. the water rose feet in just minutes. they escaped with their lives, but suffered unimaginable loss. >> we were told the next day, looking for my sister, she was found dead in her apartment -- we hav
in california. there is a rebuttable presumption, one shoot, two, this case could go to the jury. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. rebuttable presumpti . >>> in california, a 90-year-old man retaliated after he was shot in the face after a burglary, now get this, they are suing him after he returned fire. richard herman and new york criminal defense attorney law professor joins us from las vegas, richard, i'll start with you on this. what do you say to this? it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable, for 200, $300, anybody can file a lawsuit. and we see it every year, unbelievable cases, ninety-year-old man has his house broken into, gets tied up. the burglar is stealing in front of him, he breaks free, there is a shootout. he ends up shooting him three times. the assailant here gets convicted. prison term and sues because he was shot. >> yeah. >> believe it or not, believe it or not, susan, there is a claim here. there is a claim because the
. elsewhere it will be warm across southern california, cool across the northeast. let's talk about the potential impact for this incoming nor'easter.the timing of which will be more so tomorrow than today. heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and wet snow for the interior. maybe even the coastline. here's a storm going across florida today. get out early, especially across the central and southern part of the state. tomorrow, the low rides up the coastline. it won't be anywhere near like sandy but it will have close enough to have impacts. there are areas that will be evacuating, flood watches in effect. and also some white on the map here. just a combination of really horrifying elements considering the fact that we have tens of thousands of people that are homeless with this storm coming in. zoraida, we'll keep you posted as this forecast changes. >> insult to injury. thank you so much, rob. an evidence hearing is under way at a military base in washington state. it will determine whether robert bales should be tried for murder in the shooting deaths of 16 afghan civilians
. back in the '60s, i remember california trying to pass a referendum that would legalize housing discrimination. so we've got a long way to go in this. and so, you know, for proponents of the issue who say, you know, we're at a turning point, we're at a turning point. as a historian of the african-american civil rights struggle, i frequently remind people that, hey, turning points can take decades. we don't measure turning points in a matter of days, weeks, months. we measure turning points in many instances in a manner of decades. brown v. board of education was a turning point, but it took another 20 years in my neck of the woods. i'm down here in memphis. it took another 20 years to actually start desegregating the schools. so we've got to be very mindful of what -- we've got to be very mindful of in terms of how we're framing the issue, in terms of how we're categorizing these turning points. because again, turning points can take a while. >> professor charles mckinney, pleasure to have you on this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >>> if you travel and you like local food, y
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, california, republican mary bono mack, she's not giving up. she trailed democrat raul luis with all precincts reporting, but she says a large number of ballots have yet to be reported. mack's husband, connie mack, lost his bid in florida to bill nelson. in another tight race, alan west is not conceding defeat. he's demanding a partial recount in his re-election bid against democratic challenger patrick murphy. right now murphy has a very slim lead of less than 2,100 votes, but that's slightly more than what's needed to trigger an automatic recount. >>> the man behind that anti-muslim movie that caused so much rage overseas has been sentenced to a year in federal prison. mark youssif admit head used an alias without permission. he allegedly made a different name when he made the film. that violated the terms of his probation in a bank fraud case from two years ago. >>> former arizona representative gabby giffords and her husband astronaut mark kelly will be inside a tucson courtroom today when the man who shot giffords is given his sentence. mark kelly, he is expected to read a statement in co
as a walmart warehouse in southern california are demanding better working conditions and they went on strike because of it. it's part of a larger initiative expected to unfold in the coming weeks in an effort to improve wages and benefits for walmart workers. if the strike happens, it will happen during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. black friday. joining me now is chris allen, a worker at the walmart warehouse in ontario, california. good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> first of all, telling me what you guys do in the warehouse. >> well, we unload walmart freight and we load it on to other trailers to go out to other walmarts in southern california region here. >> and what are the working conditions like inside the warehouse? >> well, the working conditions can through the summer we were working through the summer, it's been very hot. and we've been -- haven't been getting water breaks. and we haven't had any clean water. we've been using tap water from the facility at the cross dock. and we've been on strike last month, and we just now seeing these changes with the water
to terror. >> you're not in new york city, that skyline behind you is mountain view, california. eric schmidt, it sounds like you were in that closed door meeting, we know you weren't, but thank you for joining us. >>> there was a story that went unreported on election night. mitt romney's landslide, he actually had many of them across the country in his loss to barack obama. we went to king county, texas where president obama suffered his most severe shellacking. >> reporter: what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> ain't worth a damn. i don't agree with anything he done. >> reporter: it was a sentiment that was also common after president obama's first run for president. 3.4% chose obama, the lowest for any county in the country. if you could tell barack obama to do one thing, what would you tell -- king county is not only barack obama's lowest vote percentage, it's also the county where he received the lowest total number of votes. nationwide, the president tal tallied more than 62 million votes. but here in this county, he got 5 votes. mitt romney winning 139 to 5, made
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. >> in a congressional hearing representative dana rohrabacher, republican from california, said president obama lied to the american people. my interview with the congressman next. >>> you're saying that the director of national intelligence is lying about what the intelligence was. >> no, no, you're saying that. have i used the word lie with the director of national intelligence? that's what you're saying. >> okay. >> that's your conclusion and your conclusion is based on what you're trying to come to that conclusion. everybody else in this country -- >> sir, you can continue shouting me down as much as possible and not let me complete a sentence if that's what you want to do. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ to volunte
rohrabacher, republican from california, said president obama lied to the american people. my interview with the congressman next. >>> you're saying that the director of national intelligence is lying about what the intelligence was. >> no, no, you're saying that. have i used the word lie with the director of national intelligence? that's what you're saying. >> okay. >> that's your conclusion and your conclusion is based on what you're trying to come to that conclusion. everybody else in this country -- >> sir, you can continue shouting me down as much as possible and not let me complete a sentence if that's what you want to do. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ female announcer ] live the regular life. social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram dec
california, said friday lied to the american people. my interview with the congressman next. >>> you're saying that the director of national intelligence is lying about what the intelligence was. >> no, no, you're saying that. have i used the word lie with the director of national intelligence? that's what you're saying. >> okay. >> that's your conclusion and your conclusion is based on what you're trying to come to that conclusion. everybody else in this country -- >> sir, you can continue shouting me down as much as possible and not let me complete a sentence if that's what you want to do. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ >>> bad news for fans of twinkies, devil dogs and other products mad
bush sr. carried pennsylvania, he also carried california and illinois and new jersey, places where they would hunt romney down with dogs. this is not like the map he needs if he wants to win pennsylvania. i don't really wish him well, i don't wish him any ill. but he's wasting money. >> what's the strategy, john avalon. had and in will had had had you're in ohio tonight. is the push in pa a a sign of weakness in ohio? john king's talking about he feels it's neck and neck, different than he felt in the last election, but do you think that? >> president obama has had a small but steady lead in ohio. we think the romney campaign is looking at a saturation point. there's not much more than you can do except get out the vote. with money, the with the candidate's time more importantly, i think speaks to change the strategy because the current strategy isn't working. they're looking for alternate paths to 270. states where it looked like romney was pulling ahead in. florida, virginia, colorado. the fact the romney campaign is running an ad in florida trying to tie the president to castro
on election day. >> brianna keeler in hollywood, california. and we'll go back to hollywood, florida, when the president starts to speak. >>> all right, meantime republican mitt romney is conceding nothing to the president. earlier he spoke to voters in the democratic stronghold of cleveland, ohio. no republican candidate has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and romney expects to continue that streak. >> if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> this was the second of four events romney had scheduled for today. next up for the republican candidate is pennsylvania. so america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground state where is the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states shown here on the make or break states. president obama or 34mitt romne to wing the w
uppoet and hopeful. the reason why is that it works here in the battleground state of california because the romney campaign wants to reach out to the independents. a third of the voters here in colorado are registered independents. and so the last thing the romney campaign wants, and that the obama campaign wants is for those independents to throw up their hands and say i hate both these guys. i'm just going to stay home and not vote. whose coming out so far? colorado secretary of state says 1.6 million people have already cast early votes. and leading right now are registered republicans, by about 35,000 votes. so the republicans here in colorado say they have the ground game, they have the edge. they have the energy. and they believe this the obama win in colorado in 2008 was just a one off that, romney camp will take the stage. in a denver post poll, they say, hey, we have the edge. it appears that obama is slightly leading from according to that poll. having talked to people here, it is simply too close to call. reading the tea leaves, woe'll just have to wait and see what happens o
hard to unseat gop incumbents in blue states like california, new york and illinois and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming months. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the zoidecisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than most of us have seen in our lifetime, i think, on the fiscal will matters at least. >> reporter: athena jones,s cnn, washington. >> hurricane sandy changes the rules for election day. some voters will now cast their ballots by e-mail and fax. how d? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and t
this morning. the university of southern california has lifted a lockdown it put in place following a late-night shooting at a campus halloween party. the school department of public safety says shots were fired. following an argument between two men last night at usc's main campus in los angeles. one of the men was critically wounded. another three people were also shot. their injuries, not life threatening. two suspects are now in custody. >>> on the road again, president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama wit
it as something right out of a tabloid. joining us now from capitol hill, senator dianne feinstein of california. she's the chair of the senate intelligence committee. senator, thanks very much for joining us. >> you're welcome, wolf. >> we've spoken on many occasions. i am tempted to throw my hands in the air and simply ask you what is going on now. we're waking up every morning to these new revelations. i have been around washington a long time, you have as well. they're pretty shocking. give us your immediate gut. what is going on. >> my immediate gut is like this is the national enquirer. i mean, every day there is something new, and that really does not affect what we're doing, it may add to it somewhat, but what the intelligence committee will begin tomorrow is an inquiry into the benghazi episode. we will have mr. morell, mr. olson of the counter terrorism center as well as the number two of the fbi, sean joyce, and in that way we will be able to cover that. it is also my intention that this has not yet been announced to talk with general petraeus, director petraeus. this ties into his tr
at the latest. he eeked this out because of california. 50-48. trust me, at the white house, this is a narrow victory, but winning the popular vote and the electoral college will help them. we have a very difficult governing challenge ahead. had governor romney won the popular vote, and president obama won the electoral college, then you have a lot more, shall we say, grumpy people this morning. >> grumpy people this morning. people were perhaps grumpy watching a little bit last night, depending on your political perspective. i was watching you. i feel like the turning point was when you start doing the math, almost impossible for romney to hit that 270 mark once, you know, nevada went obama and then missouri and then it was the final projection because of ohio, right? >> because of ohio. missouri went for governor romney. as you watched early on, you knew coming in that governor romney had a harder path to 270. you knew he needed this. we haven't called that yet. the president is leading now. it is blue on this map because that is the vote total. you knew he needed this, he needed virginia a
, california, mary bono mack, she isn't giving up. she trails democrat areraul rui. >> so we're minding your business. u.s. stock futures are flat this morning. >> the markets had a rough day yesterday. chris teens romans here to explain this big selloff. is there an explanation? >> can you see the sectors reacting to a second obama administration. let me show you what it looked like, 313 points, the first dow close below 13,000 in three months. that was the worst day of the year. more than 2% down. when i talk about the internals of the market, i'm talking about banks, insurers, cole companies, energy companies, they fell because, in fact, they think they're going to have higher costs. the markets think they're going to have higher costs in a second obama administration. you saw some obama care related stocks like hospitals up on the assumption that obama care is now secure. the internals showed us how investors in different sectors were reacting to a second obama presidency. but there were also concerns over europe and the fiscal cliff and the fact that now you have this election out of th
are hard at work on self-driving models. and three states, california, nevada and florida, have already made self-driving vehicles legal as long as the human's sitting in the driver's seat in case of a emergency. that's a good idea. meanwhile, these cars could lose worker productivity. the average commuter spends 250 hours a year behind the wheel. or they could come in handy after you've had a couple cocktails. self-driving trucks could transform the trucking industry. picture long lines of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling down the highway just a few inches apart, no drivers, no stops for gas or food, it could boost fuel efficiency as much as 20%. we're going to need to keep driving ourselves though for a while longer. experts say the driverless cars should be more common in another ten to 15 years when the costs come down. here's the question, how would you feel about riding in a car that drives itself? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on the "the situation room" facebook page. i don't know if i'd trust a car to drive itself. >> me either. i wo
back to california after all these years in washington, former cia director, now the secretary of defense. i don't know how long that will last. but if kerry is nominated to be the secretary of defense, that does leave hillary clinton's job at the state department open. and susan rice was always -- at least i always believed she was the front-runner until those controversial comments she made about the benghazi killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans on those five sunday talk shows. and the republicans really have been going after her. and if the president stands firm and nominates her to be the next secretary of state, it will be a bruising confirmation hearing, there's no doubt about that. my p sense is, he probably wants her to be the secretary of state, but we'll see if -- how that confirmation process will go forward. the democrats do have the majority in the senate. i think it's going to be 55 if you bring in both of those independent senators, bernie sanders, angus king, from maine, 55/45, but there could be filibusters, who knows, in the senate, anythin
should have equal protection under the law. restorative justice things, california getting rid of three strikes. i view the pot legalization as enough is enough, we're locking up so many people, we have to find another way. not a way to agree with, but think about this, we have -- we're the land of the free, but we lock up more people, wasting uncal c uncalculable resources. i look at the country i get very encouraged that this nation is coming, this democracy of ours is becoming more robust, inclusive and enlightened about how to create safer neighborhoods, lower taxpayer dollars. >> that is all true. i don't take issue with any of that. what i am concerned about is this bipartisan thing. chris christie's relationship with the president at a crucial time. he could have ignored the president and played politics. he didn't. that kind of leadership is what is needed so desperately in washington. people want to see people coming together and getting stuff done. i think the american public will be very unforgiving if we get to february and we've gone over a cliff. >> first of all, it's brut
is different in california where house democrats picked up another seat after congresswoman mary bono conceded to her challenger raul ruiz. >>> and across the country, voting rights were a concern for some, for a lot of people, actually. new laws, confusion and voting machine shortages had some wa h watchdogs crying foul. now, despite the criticisms, the supreme court will hear a challenge to the voting rights act. a law seen as the federal government's most powerful tool in protecting minority rights at the polls. the plaintiff one alabama county said the fed should not subject some states to stricter standards than others. oral arguments will be held next year with the ruling expected in june. >>> and after the one-two punch of superstorm sandy and a nor'easter, hundreds of thousands remain without power in the northeast, including an estimated 150,000 customers in three long island counties. new york governor andrew cuomo offering a stinging critique of the the utily company involved. >> we gave them a franchise because they represented themselves as experts at doing this and they failed.
tennessee or california before you can even start the work, and all 2400 homes have to be inspected and have to be repaired before they put the electricity on. think about that. that's a massive undertaking and this is just one community. >> yeah. exponentially, i got a place in long island, south shore, and folks in nassau and suffolk county, same problems we're seeing on staten island as well. new york state senator martin golden, i appreciate you being on. we will continue to follow up with you and fema. >>> retired congresswoman gabbi giffords in court today. ♪ [ male announcer ] a european-inspired suspension, but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] a
peter king joins me and california democrat adam schiff. congressman king, you were in that briefing today. you saw the surveillance, the drone video recovered from the benghazi compound. is there anything about what you saw today that changes your assessment of the situation? because you have been a tough critic of the administration. >> yeah, not really the video. i didn't see much controversial about the video. maybe adam will disagree. i thought it was objective. i don't think it really answered the questions either side would have had. my objection was that contrary to what dana said, the democrats were saying, one democrat said, i try not to make it partisan, i don't believe the talking points given to susan rice obtained all the intelligence the intelligence community had. without going into detail, there were several reports clearly stating that al qaeda affiliated groups were involved in the attack and were very heavily involved in the attack and that did not make it into the talking points, did not make it into the final talking points that were given to congress or to susa
. >>> the presidential race has been won by governor ronald reagan of california. >> george h.w. bush. >> too close to call. >> george w. bush re-elected. >> barack obama, president elect of the united states. >> this is cnn. >> right now barack obama and mitt romney, they're trying to close the deal with voters in battleground states. >> stand by for the new presidential poll as we count down the last crucial hours until election day. >> tonight, the final fran advertise race for president before voters have their say. mitt romney and barack obama ending a long and close campaign. >> do you want more of the same or do you want change? >> fighting for every vote until the bitter end. >> we know what change looks like and what he is offering ain't it. >> this hour our last presidential poll before election day, the candidate's 11th hour game plan and the possibility of a stunning cliff hang zero this is the time to elect a leader. >> i would like to win this earlier than later. >> cnn's countdown to election day, the fight for the presidency, the battle for congress, and the issues dividing the nati
to help. >>> i am currently in the firefighting training with the california conservation corps. hold this and then pull. >> yeah. >> it's good they're doing this especially for veterans. it can be hard to find good jobs. play with the chainsaw, get associated, more familiar with it. practice laying hose which we hadn't done with water. >> it's easy for us to click and work together so the teamwork thing fell into place really well. i was an aviation, hydraulics mechanic. we deployed to afghanistan in 2010. it was a bloody summer while we were there. we lost a couple of pilots. i saw a lot of bodies coming back. >> i was in the u.s. navy for four years. my job title was quartermaster. we helped out with amphibious operations, had a lot of marines on our boats. i was so focused on navy at one point in time, i never imagined myself being a firefighter, i never imagined myself going through the training. it's been challenging for me but the challenge is more than welcomed. >> i'm hoping i get picked up with some kind of fire department or i'm also trying to get into some kind of police w
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